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 31:8
31:8 Along with the other victims, they also killed the five kings of Midian: Evi, Rekem, Tzur, Chur, and Reva, the five Midianite kings. They also killed Balaam son of Beor by the sword.
Ve'et-malchey Midyan haregu al-chaleleyhem et-Evi ve'et-Rekem ve'et-Tsur ve'et-Chur ve'et-Reva chameshet malchey Midyan ve'et Bil'am ben-Be'or hargu becharev.



Commentary:

Along with...
  (Chizzkuni). Literally, 'on top of' (Rashi; cf. Midrash HaGadol).

five kings of Midian
  For each of the five Midianite nations; see note on Genesis 25:4. Also see Joshua 13:21.

Rekem
  Some say that the city Rekem, otherwise known as Kadesh and Petra, was named after him (Josephus, Antiquities 4:8:1). See note on Genesis 14:7. Also see Joshua 18:27.

Tzur
  Kazbi's father; see Numbers 25:15 (Ibn Ezra).

Balaam son of Beor
  Although he was heading home (Numbers 24:25), he went to Midian to try to collect his fee (Sanhedrin 106a; Targum Yonathan; Rashi). He felt that it was due because of the plague that had come as a result of his advice (Numbers 25:9, 31:16).





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